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made the statement last week. >> he doesn't think a prosecutor's office should have anything to do with prevention intervention or treatment. and i don't know a prosecutor's office in the country that practices that. and if he is elected he will be taking them back 60 years. >> reporter: it's that last part at issue here. some thinking she's comparing her opponent's crime fighting strategy to the social injustices of decades ago. she dismissed what she believes is a misinterpretation. >> shame on them. shame on them for interjecting something that had no relevance to what i was saying. >> reporter: she simply says gregg bernstein's view of not having intervention programs is well outdated. that she says is all she meant. >> it is the job of the state's attorneys office to
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focus its resources on prosecuting violent criminals. that's where we're going to devote our attention, greg bernstein believers they are extremely important but the job of other agencies. while he would partner closely with those agencies he would spend most of his resources going after repeat violent offenders. as for the other part of jessamy's remarks he's not sure what she meant but doesn't believe race has anyplace in this race. >> my point simply is that any kind of statement that gives a suggestion that this election is about race doesn't do service to the citizens of baltimore. >> reporter: both candidates trying to keep focused as the election is just 4 days away. in baltimore brian kuebler abc 2 news. well let the slots war begin. the ad campaign for slots near the mall kicks off. they are running pro slots tv
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ads and they have gotten the backing of police firefighters and teachers unions. >> we're trying to do the best job we can. and we can't do without the revenue that slots i believe will provide for this county. >> the opposition believes the casino will bring more crime to the community. >> reporter: but in november voters will decide will appear as question a on the ballot. well, it turns out not so many people took evacuate of the early voting in maryland early voting ended yesterday with 77,000 people casting ballots out of more than 3 million eligible voters. maryland is one of 32 states with early voting. and just a reminder we only have four days until the prime primary election tuesday september 14th. the general election will be held november 2nd. president barack obama says he believes that a florida minister's plan to burn copies of a quran would have far reaching and dangerous consequences for american
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soldiers fighting in muslim nations. the president addressed the controversy again at a white house news conference the eve of the 9th anniversary of 1/. a florida pastor who threatened to burn copies of the quran tomorrow said this morning for now he won't do it. but that nice apparently hasn't filtered down to thousands of angry afghans who took to the streets today. >> we are seeing today riots in kabul , right, and afghanistan. >> the country should rekindle the spirit of unity. the president plans to attend a service at the pentagon. vice-president joe biden was travel to new york for saturday's anniversary. first lady michelle obama will
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join former first lady laura bush. they will mark a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. following the report regularly scheduled programming will resume. on the weather front today we had a day where we saw the clouds roll in after some early sunshine. and a cool day. those breezes coming out of the north kept temperatures down along with the clouds. visible satellite view across the state. skies clearing up. temperatures in the low 70s. we'll quickly be down into the upper 60s many spots already are. winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. tomorrow should be a bit less breezy once again a day we'll struggle to get out of the upper 70s so another fall like kind of a day with more sunshine we think early and then the chance for rain tomorrow night into sunday. we have it all coming up.
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thanks wyatt. the latest on the three men accused of killing baltimore city councilman penn harris. opening statements could begin as early as monday. jury selection is wrapping. charles mcgain he and jerry collins 22. jerome williams face murder charges in connection with the 2008 shooting death outside the jazz club. baltimore detectives are trying to figure out the cause of a stabbing at rams head lodge popular club at the baltimore harbor. authorities say a person was stabbed several times. the victim is expected to be okay, but right now it's still unclear whether the incident happened inside or outside of that club. a man remains in serious condition tonight after an edgewood shooting. deputies got calls about a fight last night in the 800 block of fisherman's lane. when they got there they found 20-year-old co-ty wilson. he had been shot in the lower
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torso. deputies say they believe the incident stemmed from a fight. they said they have detained a person of this connection with these shootings. prince george's county officials are stepping up patrols around the university of maryland after a rash of robberies. university police chief david mitchell says he's considering forge a task force to focus on the problem. county police say they have recorded five robberies in the past three weeks prompting police to step up patrols and urge students to be more on alert. one driver is dead and another in serious condition at shock trauma tonight after a head-on crash on 795 early this morning. maryland state police say 33- year-old david earl patterson of reisterstown was traveling south in the northbound lanes of the highway in his toyota corolla when he was struck by an coming car. >> the two of them hit at about 50 miles per hour give or take and came to rest on the roadway. when we arrived ems arrived
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both occupants there were loan occupants in each vehicle were in critical condition. both were transported. >> now paramedics transported patterson to northwest hospital, but he did not survive. the lone occupant in the volume volume mary medicus is still undergoing treatment tonight. police say prior to that accident another motorist was involved in a single car crash while traveling the wrong direction on the same road. trooper cited her with drying under the influence. today local leaders gathered to break ground on the demolition of a segment of baltimore's highway to nowhere. part of the roadway between fulton and polasky street is being cleared away to make way for parking expansion at the west baltimore mark station. >> once cleared of this blight we can begin a dramatic renewal and transformation that will make these neighborhoods better
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safer and stronger. >> the highway was started more than 30 years ago intended to extend i-70 into baltimore as far as i-95 but was never finished after the project ran out of momentum. ravens fans getting ready for the first game of the season. today the ravens caravan made its way around town first stop miss shirley's. the ravens cheerleaders greeted fans and signed autographs and the fans seemed to be in full football mode. >> ravens starting the season. come on man this is all good stuff. >> all the festivities lady up to monday night's showdown with the new york jets the purple caravan will make stops in baltimore doing ravels giving away signed jerseys and showing off some ravens team spirit
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until 10:00 tonight. and orioles are still playing they are trying to get back on track in their winning ways they take on the tigers in detroit first pitch set for 7:05. a recent study finds that just an extra four inches on your waist could cause deadly health problems. how a doctor is using his personal struggles to inspire others to get fit. i'm meteorologist wyatt everhart. 76 cool degrees at bwi five degrees below average. 76 was your two degree guarantee. susan andrade you're a 2-degree weather winner talk about the rain system headed our way for the weekend coming up. i'm bob ehrlich.
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i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work.
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. a health alert tonight concussion concerns involving student athletes. experts say more than 41% of those injured return to action too soon leading to cognitive physical and emotional problems past the initial injury. howard county health officials say they want parents to be more aware of the risk according to the maryland public secondary school if student athlete more than 400,000 concussions every year nationwide. we're going to hear how a local health department is tackling the issue coming up tonight on abc 2 news at 11:00. many seniors in maryland say they are worried about the overall health of the community. soda seen years from across the state gathered at baltimore city hall to voice their concerns. those at the rally stress the
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importance of better senior facilities in maryland. >> i think by this being the election season with the primary also with the general the support for city hall the candidates will be manifest inside the votes. so those candidates who show up today those elected officials who show up today they have a commitment to prove they are serious about it we respond to people who are serious about it. >> the rally participants say while they can appreciate the impact of a struggling economy they don't want city leaders to use that as an excuse to make cuts hurting maryland's seniors or children. a recent study finds that an extra 4 inches on your waste waist to hurt your health. >> reporter: dr. stewart berman is loving life these days. >> i feel great. >> reporter: he was once a
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practicing pediatrician and works in public healthy recently decided to take control of his own health after he caught it spiraling down hilt. >> i was a setup for something bad happening. weighing too much all your numbers that you want to be monitoring were in the wrong place. i set a very bad example. >> reporter: having the emergency alone wasn't enough. he needed the right help, enter emory university heart wise program. >> extra weight can increase the chances of developing some of the traditional heart risk factors like high blood pressure and diabetes. >> reporter: he found exercises that worked for him by exercising consistently and watching his diet he was able to lose 60 pounds. >> the advice i would give for a man who's putting on extra weight to seek the advice of their doctor or healthcare provider to reassess their risk for heart disease and make a plan for prevention. >> reporter: the good news
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often a modest weight loss 5 to 7 pounds can make a real difference in lowering your risk for developing chronic illnesses. tonight scientists doctors, journalists and some of your favorite collect will celebrities will stand up to cancer. although there is still not a cure great progress has been made. survival rates are higher than ever. >> my mom is a great hope she contracted cancer when she was 75. we celebrated her 92nd birthday there's a lot of hope involved in that. >> statistics show cancer takes a life every minute.
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in america 1500 people die each day. just as for the progress that has been made survival rates are higher than they ever have been scientists are coming closer and closer to cracking the cancer code. there's a way you can get involved we're counting down the days until komen maryland's race for the cure. abc 2 news will be broadcasting the event from 7:00 until 9:00. you can still register for the race. head to the web site at once you get there click on the lifestyle tab and click on think pink. it's interesting i love the fact ravens play on monday night kelly but on the other hand you have to wait that much longer for the first regular
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season game. cell, a fall like day but we warm up a little bit tomorrow. best news of all looks like much needed rain will come in early sunday. we do get a dry part of the weekend. let's take a look outside we've got a beautiful shot one of those tiny boats you see downtown kelly. >> yeah. >> you can't fit all your friends on it but it's a good start. and as we take a look at the current conditions, hey, it's a bit of a breezy cool night already. 73 degrees winds northwest 9, and sunset just before 7:30 tonight. so not a lot of daylight left but some. baltimore weather net camera there capturing a beautiful day. you see some early cloud cover, some sunshine and then we got to cumulus cloud cover deck rolling in in the afternoon. these are spinning off a big area of low pressure up into the new england states. middletown in frederick county beautiful postcard shot out there. you can see the if clouds rolling in out of the north and east. high temperatures held down by
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that cloud cover. 75 inner harbor 73 in annapolis. frederick only to 77. and breezy day too. we had peak wind gusts this afternoon close to 25 miles per hour. so another reason why we still have the concern about burning outside and any kind of a spark could cause major wildfire in maryland through the next 24 hours until we do get some showers in here because the humidity is so low. and it looks like it will stay breezy into the day tomorrow as well. clouds rolled in off of that area of low pressure well north and east of us did not generate any rain in the mid atlantic. but you can see the spin in the corner of your screen large area of low pressure the cooler winds picking up moisture off lake erie lake ontario. this is the area we're watching into the weekend. storm system just now beginning to develop out into the lower midwest and also a piece of this will be down in texas. those are those areas kind of come together head our way as
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we go into the weekend. our forecast model keeps us nice and dry saturday a mixture of clouds and sunshine check it out into sunday. 8:00 in the morning chance for rain, maybe the heaviest north of us. but it looks like most of the state will get at least some shower action and any rain will be welcome through the day on sunday. the earlier it comes in probably the better. take a look at the tropics. tropical storm igor actually strength evening after weakening yesterday looking more and more like a hurricane. by sunday night into monday we expect it to be here moving tort puerto rico and i hurricane igor bearing a lot of watching start can members week. 52 tonight with a few clouds. tomorrow nice saturday early on 78 sunshine a little warmer than today. tomorrow night 62 with clouds on the increase and watch out for the rain. we hope sunday early through the afternoon. monday right on through the middle of next week looks sunny and a little milder. kelly. >> thanks wyatt. coming up tonight at 11:00. smart phones are all the rage.
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'em lots of people want them but they tend to be pretty pricey. we're going to clue you in to some brilliant deals on smart phones so you don't waste your money. plus, a true case of going above and beyond the call of duty. we're going to meet a soldier who spends most of his time serving his country using his own time for a helping hand for americans in a different way. the epa says its new permit for the blue plane sewage plant requires the chesapeake's biggest polluter to cut nitrogen output by 90 partly sunny. accounts for 3% for nitrogen in the bay. well, some end of the summer fun is here. all you have to do is head out
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to annapolis for the 43rd maryland seafood festival it will feature music arts exhibits and of course some of the best seafood around town. >> there is fantastic food that showcases the chesapeake region as well as tons of arts and crafts. it's a fun packed day and it's very reasonable price. and it's just a tradition around here people look forward to every year. they are using energy efficient cars to get back and forth, and they are having recycling bins as you can see all along here. they are also encouraging refills, so you get free refills if you buy a reusable cup. >> can't beat that. seafood festival runs through sunday at sandy point state park. check out how that drive home is looking tonight. downtown looking at the inner harbor looks like traffic's moving pretty slow. we'll be right back with your final forecast after a short break. everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period,
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particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] mcdonald's new chicken flatbreads. all out awesome combinations of juicy, grilled chicken topped with roasted garlic aioli and a natural four-cheese blend. mcdonald's chicken flatbreads. the simple joy of new discoveries. my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes
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an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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. through the day tomorrow a little warmer we'll make it into the upper 70s not quite as breezy and your weekend forecast again better chance for rain coming sunday and we do need it. >> we're back at 11:00. have a great night. >> seeya. i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to h onines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago.
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